October 5, 2009
Funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music might not seem like natural partners, but violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (known as DBR) has found a way to blend them into a compelling and distinctive form. This eclectic, high-energy style, which he calls "dred violin," will be the highlight of an upcoming performance at UNC Asheville. DBR will perform his original "etudes4violin&electronix" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. He will be joined on stage by Wynne Bennett on keyboards, computer and piano and Elan Vytal (aka DJ Scientific) on turntables and beat-boxing. It is DBR's first performance in Western North Carolina.